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April 21, 2022 Over the next few weeks, the Catawba County United Way will be highlighting the executive and program directors of the CCUW's funded partner agencies for 2022. Every year, the CCUW looks to partner with local non-profits and help support their programs focused on improving the lives of those in need in the areas of education, financial stability and health. This week - Adrienne Opdyke - Executive Director Children’s Advocacy…
April 20, 2022 Hi All, Mark Bumgarner, Executive Director with Catawba County United Way here. I wanted to update you on what we are learning and doing regarding the homeless camp situation.  First, your response has been overwhelming, and gracious. We have supplies coming in and donations to allow us to meet the need here, and beyond. Thank you. Second, I have had a conversation with one of the property owners, who was gracious and wants very…
April 19, 2022 The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 30th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive is the country's largest single-day food drive and provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need.  Every post office in Catawba County participates and letter carriers will collect the donations residents leave near their mailboxes as they deliver mail…
April 14, 2022 Over the next few weeks, the Catawba County United Way will be highlighting the executive and program directors of the CCUW's funded partner agencies for 2022. Every year, the CCUW looks to partner with local non-profits and help support their programs focused on improving the lives of those in need in the areas of education, financial stability and health. This week Kim Holden - Executive Director Partnership for Children. 1.…
April, 2, 2022 Over the next few weeks, the Catawba County United Way will be highlighting the executive and program directors of the CCUW's funded partner agencies for 2022. Every year, the CCUW looks to partner with local non-profits and help support their programs focused on improving the lives of those in need in the areas of education, financial stability and health. This week Jordan Ledford - Executive Director Council on Adolescents - …
April 4, 2022 Over the next few weeks, the Catawba County United Way will be highlighting the executive and program directors of the CCUW's funded partner agencies for 2022. Every year, the CCUW looks to partner with local non-profits and help support their programs focused on improving the lives of those in need in the areas of education, financial stability and health.  This week Michele Francois – DSS Senior Nutrition Services Manager -…
March 28, 2022 Over the next few weeks, the Catawba County United Way will be highlighting the executive and program directors of the CCUW's funded partner agencies for 2022. Every year, the CCUW looks to partner with local non-profits and help support their programs focused on improving the lives of those in need in the areas of education, financial stability and health. This week we learn about Jamie Brown – Chief Executive Officer, Sipe’s…
March 22, 2022 For the third year in a row, Publix has been named United Way’s No. 1 Global Corporate Leader. During the company’s most recent workplace campaign, Publix associates pledged $37.8 million to United Way with Publix Super Market Charities committing an additional $24.5 million, bringing the total contribution to $62.3 million.  The total contribution is being distributed among the 109 local United Ways in Publix’s eight-state…
March 21, 2022 Over the next few weeks, the Catawba County United Way will be highlighting the executive and program directors of the CCUW's funded partner agencies for 2022. This week Scott Loudermelt - Executive Dir. Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter of the American Red Cross. 1. How long have you been with your agency and have worked with non-profits overall?  I've been with the American Red Cross for a little over four years and have worked in…
March 7, 2022 (Every year the Catawba County United Way works to connect those in need with resources that will provide them shelter, support and hope for the future. The following is a success story submitted by one of this year’s CCUW funded partners who accomplishes these goals every day.) The Exodus Homes Medically Assisted Recovery (MAR) Program provides a safe, residential setting for those recovering from opioid addiction that require…